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Scientific Name Pseudolithoxus dumus  (Armbruster & Provenzano, 2000)
Common Names L244, Black Spotted Orinoco-Ancistrus (Germany)
Type Locality Río Orinoco, backwater behind sand playa ca. 0.5 hr upstream from Isla Temblador, 3°04'N, 66°28'W, Estado Amazonas, Venezuela.
Pronunciation sue doh lith ox uss.
Etymology Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, lithos = stone + Greek, oxys = sharp. 
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Size 101mm or 4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Body color light with large, black spots at least anteriorly; spots may combine posteriorly to form bars. Tips of dorsal and caudal spines with light orange to cream-colored spots. Lateral line plates 24-25; dorsal plates 6-9; interdorsal plates 6-7; adipose-caudal plates 6-7; folded dorsal fin plates 11-14; and postanal plates 11-13
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Distribution South America: Orinoco Basin, upper and Casiquiare River basins
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro, Casiquiare (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding The first species in the genus to be bred in captivity (2011). Is a square pipe spawner, preferring open ended narrow spaces to a closed-end cave. Male guards egg clutch, free swimming fry are straightforward to feed on prepared foods as soon as their yolk sac is completely consumed.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters v. 11 (no. 3) 246 Fig. 3
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Last Update 2013 Jan 07 22:31 (species record created: 2002 Oct 15 00:00)